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Principal investigators

Arkin

Michelle Arkin, PhD
Faculty Co-director, Small Molecule Discovery Center (SMDC)
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415-514-4313

chemical biology, protein-protein interactions, screening, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, neglected diseases

Renslo

Adam Renslo, PhD
Faculty Co-director, Small Molecule Discovery Center (SMDC)
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415-514-9698

drug targeting technologies, iron in biology and disease, novel small molecule pharmacology, fragment-based lead discovery

Administrators

Ninwe Maraha, PhD
Laboratory Manager
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415-502-6464

 

Kazuko Olson
Administrative Officer
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415-514-4757

 

Senior scientists

Ang

Kenny Ang, PhD
Specialist, Biological Screening
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high-throughput screening, drug discovery

Cliff Bryant

Clifford Bryant, MS
Specialist, Medicinal Chemistry
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synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, customer service

Chen

Steven Chen
Specialist, High-Throughput Screening
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high-content screening, assay development, automation engineering

Davies

Julia Davies
Bioinformatics Programmer
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informatics, web programming, database, bioassay ontology

Jaishankar

Priya Jaishankar, MS
Specialist, Medicinal Chemistry
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lead discovery and optimization for bacterial and viral disease

Greg Lee, PhD
Specialist, Biophysics
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structural biology, protein NMR, protein biophysics, protein dynamics, protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions

Sarine Markossian, PhD
Specialist, Cell Biology and Cell-Based Assay Development
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cell biology, cell-based assay development, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, high-throughput screening, early stage drug discovery

Jeff Neitz, PhD
Associate Director, Hit-to-lead Chemistry
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synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, neurodegenerative disease, cancer

Wilson

Chris Wilson, PhD
Associate Director, Screening
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Postdoctoral scholars

Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Biology & Bioinorganic Chemistry
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chemical biology, bioinorganic chemistry, protein-protein interactions, drug discovery

Shubhankar Dutta, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry

Medina-Cleghorn

Daniel Medina-Cleghorn, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemical Biology & Toxicology
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chemical biology, stem cells, proteomics, small molecule drug discovery

Takeshi Shida, PhD
Visiting Scientist
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chemical biology, fragment-based drug discovery

Mengqi Zhong, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
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protein engineering, protein-protein interactions, drug discovery

Graduate students

Yuliya Birman
iPQB Graduate Student, Biophysics
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biophysics, protein-protein interactions, protein structure and dynamics

Marcus Chin, MPhil
PSPG Graduate Student
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high-throughput drug screening, Alzheimer’s disease, tau pathology

Defrees

Kyle DeFrees
CCB Graduate Student
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lead discovery for bacterial disease and mechanistic investigation of β-lactamase inhibition

Hallenbeck

Ken Hallenbeck
PSPG Graduate Student, Biophysics
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biophysics, protein structure and dynamics

Muir

Ryan Muir
CCB Graduate Student
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chemical biology

Former members

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May H. Abdelaziz, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

Brian Blank, PhD

 

ORIC Pharmaceuticals, South San Francisco

Stacie Bulfer, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Senior Scientist, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Lawrence, KS

Mark Burlingame, PhD

 

UCSF Mass Spectrometry Facility

Ingrid Chen, PhD

 

UCSF Program in Global Health Sciences

Jonathan Choy, PhD

 

Sr. Scientist, Merck, South San Francisco, CA

Yao Fan, PhD

Specialist

Senior Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim

Shaun Fontaine, PhD

 

Scientist, ProLynx LLC, San Francisco

Allejandra Gallardo-Godoy, PhD

 

Senior Researcher, University of Queensland

Brian Hearn, PhD

 

Associate Director, ProLynx LLC, San Francisco

Frantz Jean-Francois, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Scientist II, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD

Erica Lauterwasser, PhD

 

Scientist, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Sumit Mahajan, PhD

 

Director, Drug Development, Globavir Biosciences, Los Altos, CA

Connie Merron

Specialist

Informatics Specialist, Recombinant Antibody Network, UCSF

Joseph Mulvaney

 

Senior Software Engineer, Schrödinger, New York, NY

Hiroki Shimizu PhD

 

Research Scientist, Daichi Sankyo, Japan

Ben Spangler, PhD

 

Postdoc, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) Emeryville, CA

Poulami Talukder, PhD   Scientist, Tiba Biotech LLC, Cambridge, MA

Yinyan Tang, PhD

Specialist

Scientist, Nektar Therapeutics, San Francisco, CA

David Turner, PhD

 

Research Scientist, Leidos, Frederick, MD

Kurt Van Horn, PhD

 

 

Punitha Vedantham, PhD

 

Organic / Medicinal Chemistry Specialist Vibrant Sciences, Burlingame, CA

Yassir Younis Adam, PhD